When Jesus Seems Miles Away
Jesus doesn’t often take us on the interstate highway when we travel with him.
What do you do when you feel as if Jesus let you down? You pray and do all the “right” Christian things but you still feel a roaring silence from heaven. God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit seem nowhere to be found. It’s as if you invited Jesus to the pub for a beer and he stood you up. Not even a text to say “Sorry. I can’t make it.”
We discuss how the silence of God feels and what we do about it. Those of us raised in church are too religious to be honestly angry about the silence. So we hide our anger behind “religiously correct” prayers and believe that somehow God doesn’t see our heart.
You won’t find easy answers in this episode. Jesus doesn’t provide an “Easy” button. You grow by overcoming resistance. It’s the same with your spirit as with your body. Getting your body into shape requires sweat and stamina. Your spirit grows by pushing through the times of silence, distance and anger.
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